[mythtv-users] Pinnacle PCTV HD Card

Chaogui Zhang czhang1974 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 03:50:00 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 10:50 AM, Timothy E. Krantz
<tkrantz at stahurabrenner.com> wrote:
> ...
> I use that card quite successfully, BUT only with the addition of the patch
> from the linux-dvb list that I will drop in below.  This patch to the xc5000
> tuner module (that this pinnacle card uses) has been available since late
> January of this year.  Word was that it would be included in the mainline
> linux-dvb "probably in the next few weeks" but that has not happened.  I'm
> not sure why not.
> Here is the patch that resolved the issues you seem to be having from me.
> Thanks again to Mr Zhang.
> P.s. here is a link to  the archive of the patch
> http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-January/023392.html

That patch as far as I know has not been merged into the linux-dvb
tree. However, I have heard that the current xc5000 tuner driver as it
is now is fairly stable already (without my patch mentioned in that
post), although I did not test that myself (i.e., I am using the old
tree back from January with my own patch and it works fine, so "don't
fix it if it ain't broken".).

So if you have the a current kernel, it should work fine. The problem
Tom was having is most likely a mythtv configuration issue instead of
a driver problem. With that said, if you are welcome to try my patch
mentioned, with one warning: it will not cleanly apply to the current
linux-dvb source tree because the xc5000 tuner driver code has changed
a lot since I generated the patch back in January.

To work around that, there are two options, (1) download the older
version of the source code of linux-dvb and apply the patch as is,
which I personally don't recommend; (2) use the most current linux-dvb
code, but that means a new patch needs to be generated. I haven't
touch the linux-dvb code for a while due to other commitments. So
unless absolutely necessary, I probably won't find the time to
regenerate the patch against the newest linux-dvb source tree.


Chaogui Zhang

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